July 05, 2021

Internship with Maternity Foundation

Application deadline: August 1st 

Maternity Foundation is a Danish tech non-profit that works to ensure a safer childbirth for women and newborns, everywhere. Through our Safe Delivery Program, we use digital training- and learning tools to support and train healthcare workers, and we work with partners in more than 15 countries across Africa, Asia and the MENA region. We work from a shared vision that it should never cost life to give life.

We are currently looking for an intern to support our program team. The intern will become part of the program team and will assist colleagues in the daily work. The duties and tasks will consist of supporting monitoring and evaluation of project activities, including data analysis and report writing, country landscaping, literature reviews, and external dissemination, as well as general support to the Program Team colleagues.

As a team member of Maternity Foundation, you will join our office in Copenhagen and have colleagues in Ethiopia, India and the US. We come from various backgrounds – global health, midwifery, anthropology, IT, and the business world – and we take pride in an entrepreneurial spirit and a can-do attitude.  Together, we are an ambitious and driven team working in a warm and informal atmosphere.

Read more about Maternity Foundation and our Safe Delivery Program at www.maternity.dk

As an intern you can be tasked with:

  • Collection and synthesis of country information
  • Literature reviews in the field of public health and clinical learning
  • Project and app data analysis
  • The writing and distribution of a bi-annual newsletter
  • Ad hoc tasks related to project implementation

We offer you the opportunity to:

  • Gain experience from working in an international tech non-profit
  • Work independently and receive a lot of responsibility
  • Be part of an enthusiastic and dynamic team
  • Gain knowledge of most pertinent maternal and newborn health topics

As an intern at Maternity Foundation, we expect you to

  • Commit to the values and Code of Conduct of Maternity Foundation
  • Be able to work independently and handle challenges in a constructive and positive way
  • Be able to work as part of a team
  • Have an interest in and flair for analytical and writing tasks
  • Be proactive and ready to face new challenges
  • Be open-minded and flexible towards the different tasks assigned to you

Your qualifications:

Your field of study is most likely within public health, global health, global development, international relations, social sciences, or the like. In addition, we expect the candidates applying for the internship to have some experience with data analysis, research, writing, etc. This could either be from your field of study or from experience gained from previous employments.

To apply, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Have an interest in public health, SHRH, MNCH, humanitarian & development work, research
  • Be enrolled at a University in Denmark
  • Have completed a minimum of two years of higher education
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English; French is an asset
  • Have the ability to navigate in a challenging environment and handle a wide complexity of tasks.

Terms and conditions
Please note that the internship is full time/20h per week and unpaid. You must be able to begin the internship in early September 2021 or latest October 2021 and commit to an internship of at least 5 (preferably 6) months. You will be working at our office in Copenhagen.

We value equal opportunity and encourage candidates regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age to apply.

Please submit your application and CV to Astrid Grønbæk, at astrid@maternity.dk as soon as possible and no later than August 1st. Interviews will be held in the week of August 16th.

You are welcome to contact Astrid Grønbæk at astrid@maternity.dk for further information.